According a leading child welfare organization in Taiwan, “Internet literacy can help parents enjoy a better relationship with their children, FocusTaiwan.tw reports. A survey of nearly 1,300 5th- and 6th-graders conducted by the Child Welfare League Foundation found that 41% say they can’t discuss computer-related problems with their parents because the latter don’t understand, and 27% have “fought with their parents over the use of the Internet.” The survey also found that 37% of kids say their parents have never discussed Internet safety with them, a figure “three times higher than [is the case with] Australian parents, the foundation said.” In other findings, 37% of 5th- and 6th-greaders “often make friends via various online social networks such as MSN and Facebook” and 21% “have face-to-face meetings with online friends on a weekly basis.
NEW! Subscribe to our newsletter
Please sign up for our email newsletter. We publish about twice a month (you can easily unsubscribe if you need to).
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Enabling peer protection: Knowledge is empowerment
- Millennials’ changing social media use: Survey
- Heard of Twitch? Amazon has!
- Dealing with the nasties online
- Leadership in bullying prevention and so much more
- Kindness really could be going viral! Just look…
- More clarity on teens’ ‘Am I pretty?’ videos
- A bit of videogaming is good for kids: Study
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech
- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
- As Ferguson struggles, Georgia teens create app to rate police departments
- Tech can make driving dangerous, but also safer
- IAC’s Ask.com buys Ask.fm and hires a safety officer to stem bullying
- Massive data breach shows skills of Russian hackers